Ramon Morin Jr. is one of the reasons licensing revenue for North Dakota State University Bison-branded apparel and merchandise has more than tripled in the last five years.
Morin, a stained-glass artist for 14 years, became licensed a few weeks ago to reproduce NDSU logos on stained-glass windows. He’s one of more than 270 licensees who have permission to recreate the school’s logos for profit.
QB Brock Jensen of North Dakota State has climbed to No. 7 alltime in the FCS with 38 career wins. The record is 43, established by Armanti Edwards of Appalachian State (2006-09).
Four active RBs in Division I have eclipsed 4,000 career rushing yards, led by Sam Houston State’s Tim Flanders, with an even 5,000. Dominque Williams of Wagner needs 53 yards to reach 4,000.
North Dakota State continues their streak at #1 in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection, after disposing of then #2 Northern Iowa. There is a lot of movement in the rankings at this point in the season as can be expected as more games are played.
The top 12 teams in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) all posted victories except #2 UNI which was edged by #1 NDSU. Three were idle. However, #13-#19 all lost with only UCA and W&M losing to higher ranked teams.
With 140 years of football tradition and enough prestige to be considered one of the top universities in the world, Yale can afford to be fastidious.
Famous for selectivity in their admissions process, the Bulldogs can be just as picky when parsing their football schedules.
Despite leading two Top 25 poll opponents late in the second half, the St. Francis football team has a 1-3 record. The three losses were to Georgia Southern, James Madison, and Fordham.
St. Francis led 14-3 and was tied at 17 on the road at James Madison before falling 24-20 on Sept. 14. Last week, SFU led 5-0 Fordham, which beat Temple this year, 20-17 at the end of the third quarter. The Rams scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 38-20.
Its a pretty straight shot over I-90 from Spokane to Missoula. But the path has had plenty of twists and turns for Montana senior Kjelby Oiland.
According to the report, a move to the FBS would increase revenue between $4.4 and $5.6 million over projections staying at FCS, by the fiscal year 2019. Of course, costs would go up, too. The report estimates expenses would grow between $6 and $6.4 million by 2019 with a move to FBS.
-There are 14 FCS wins against FBS schools this year. Six of those 14 include wins vs. teams from BCS conferences. The 14-such wins is an all-time record, surpassing the previous record of 13 (set in 2000).
Charleston Southern is coming off the high of one of the biggest wins the Buccaneers have ever had to a different kind of emotion of playing a team full of friends.
The Buccaneers take on North Greenville on Saturday, the Division II team coach Jamey Chadwell was with just two years ago.
The anonymity Ryan Delaire once enjoyed may soon be over.
That’s what happens when you rank second in the Football Championship Subdivision in sacks, with 6 1/2. That’s what happens when you get three sacks in a single quarter. And that’s what happens when you cause a fumble a teammate then returns 43 yards for a touchdown in the final quarter of a come-from-behind victory.
On any given Saturday, Derek Knott can be seen on the sideline for the Lehigh University football team. The sophomore wide receiver, though, isn’t just standing around waiting for his number to be called.
“I’m clapping and jumping up and down and screaming for my teammates,” Knott said. “I focus on what play is called and what down it is. I’m running around on the sideline to keep my legs a little fresh.”
Knott, like many of his teammates, is trying to take full advantage of any action they can get.
No one has ever seen anything like Stephen F. Austin’s 56-48 loss to Prairie View A&M last Saturday night. And that’s not a case of hyperbole.
The Lumberjacks set a Football Championship Subdivision record for the most yards gained by a losing team in a game, failing to beat the Panthers despite 827 yards. The previous mark of 756 was set by Steve McNair and Alcorn State in a 62-56 loss to Grambling State in 1994.
“I’ve never seen that before,” said SFA coach J.C. Harper. “As we grow older, those things happen, I guess.”
Quarterback Brady Attaway contributed for 662 of those yards through the air. Only Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinecke has thrown for more in FCS history, with a 730-yard effort against New Hampshire highlighting his Payton Award-winning season last year.
Attaway broke the previous Southland record of 619 yards set by Louisiana-Monroe’s Doug Pederson against SFA in 1989.
“I don’t know how you could ask for more out of Brady Attaway,” Harper said. “He’s playing at a very high level right now, the best he’s been since he’s been here. He’s on fire right now.”
Obviously Harper could ask for more out of his defense.
The Lumberjacks allowed 582 yards to the Panthers, who were led by quarterback Jerry Lovelocke’s five touchdowns.
Ball security was also a major issue for SFA, which lost four fumbles.
• GOING STREAKING: With its victory over No. 2 Eastern Washington, Sam Houston State became the Division I leader in consecutive home wins with 18. The Bearkats haven’t lost in Bowers Stadium since falling to McNeese on Nov. 13, 2010.
Michigan has the next longest streak at 17.
• FLANDERS 5K: With his 280-yard performance against EWU, Bearkats running back Timothy Flanders became the first Southland running back to reach 5,000 career rushing yards. He is the 22nd FCS player to ever reach that mark.
Adrian Peterson — the one who played for the Chicago Bears — is the all-time leader with 6,559 yards at Georgia Southern from 1998-2001.
• BRONZE MEDALIST: Any other week Nicholls State quarterback Tuskani Figaro probably would have been named the SLC Offensive Player Of The Week. Instead, he was stuck behind Attaway and Flanders’ performances, which earned recognition not just at the conference level but as the national co-players of the week.
Figaro set a Nicholls single-game record with 281 rushing yards and threw for three touchdowns to go along with a pair on the ground in the Colonels’ 44-34 win over Division II Arkansas Tech.
• LIGHT SCHEDULE: The only conference game this week, other than McNeese at Central Arkansas, is Southeastern Louisiana’s meeting with future league member Incarnate Word (3-2). Both of Incarnate Word’s losses were at the hands of SLC schools — Central Arkansas (58-7) and Sam Houston State (52-21).
By Alex Hickey, American Press
Northern Iowa quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen is throwing from experience this season, Panthers coach Mark Farley said during Tuesday’s Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches teleconference.
Kollmorgen, last year’s MVFC Newcomer and Freshman of the Year, hasn’t been picked off in 96 attempts this year. With 875 yards and eight touchdowns in his first four games of the season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound sophomore is one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the country. His 173.85 rating this season is fourth nationally. His career efficiency rating of 149.39 is just behind San Diego’s Mason Mills in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Besides being the most efficient passer in the Big Sky Conference, Jordan Johnson is also a bit of a historian.
At least he is when it comes to his Montana football team. The Grizzlies’ surprising setback at Northern Arizona Saturday had a familiar feel for the junior signal caller.
“It really reminded me of two years ago at Sacramento State,” he said of a night in which far too little went right. “The same type of feeling.